A Celebration of Shakespeare

A Celebration of Shakespeare

In the Summer term, the children at Lady K devoted a week to the life and works of William Shakespeare. Different classes adopted a different play to study for the week; from the Tempest in Foundation key stage to Macbeth in Year 5. The children learnt about the plot and characters and performed scenes. We also studied what life was like for Shakespeare and his connections to Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

We also enjoyed a visit from the Sky Blue theatre group who held a hilarious workshop based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Years 1, 2 and 6. The children loved trying on the costumes, performing their lines with gusto and even tried some stage fighting!

Finally, we celebrated the life of our founder, Lady Katherine Leveson, who died 58 years after Shakespeare. The children dressed up either in Tudor and Stuart costume, or as a character from one of the plays. The children then joined in a variety of activities including writing with ink and quills and Tudor dancing.